Every couple is unique in their own special way. As a professional photographer it is very important to understand that in order to make your clients comfortable on the day of the engagement photo shoot. Not every couple feels free in front of the camera and your job is to make it easy and natural for them. Engagement session is like a general repetition before the wedding day. You have time to interact and to learn things about each other, to talk about ideas for the wedding day and become more relaxed in front of the camera. Lynkz Studio came up with few tips that will help you to plan and enjoy your engagement photo session the most.
Time of the day
The best time of the day for any photo session and engagement is not an exclusion, either early morning hours before the sun is up and shining bright, or if you are not a morning couple then your time is before the sunset and that is what we call “golden hour” for photography. But we all have to work around our busy schedules to figure what works best.
There are endless possibilities where you can go for your engagement photo shoot outdoor or indoor. To make it easier to decide think where you like to go us a couple, or maybe place where you met, or place with significant memories for you… Park, downtown, beach, field, bar, and the list can go on and on. Make the connection between you us a couple to a place you both like. Below you can see an example of a couple that met on the tennis court and that is where they decided to have their engagement photos taken.
Don’t break the bank trying to buy new clothes for your engagement photo shoot. Work with what you have already got in your closet. Wear something comfortable that feels good, that what will make you look good on the pictures. Coordinating your outfits is a good idea but make sure not to overdo it, completely the same outfits simply won’t look good. Dress on the same scale, meaning wear clothes that are on the same level of dressiness or casualness. Think of the location and type of outfit that will compliment it. Consider the season, check on the day of your photo shoot for a weather update. And don’t forget to consult your photographer.
That is where your photographer comes in handy. If she or he is a professional he will lead you all the way and tell you exactly what to do to look good on the pictures. Don’t forget to have fun, if you feel like jumping, just do it.
He asked, you said “Yes”, and here you are…
The amount of ideas is endless for what to incorporate in your engagement session as props. A lot of couples will include their wedding date as part of their photo shoot to use those pictures later in “save the date” cards. You can write it down on a board, on the sand, on your shoe sole, on a flag, balloons, almost on anything that comes to your mind. For the couple below I used two tennis balls for that purpose.
The most important thing though is your mood and attitude. Be positive, happy, do not be afraid to show the camera your love.